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The authors present the case of a totally endoscopic aortic valve replacement using an automated suturing device (the RAM® and SEW-EASY® device) which facilitates minimally invasive valve surgery.
November 12, 2006
This essay is the product of a request, and represents no small creative struggle on my part—the struggle being what will I write that may be useful, meaningful and provide insight to others about my professional life.
August 16, 2006
I’m really happy to have this opportunity to communicate with current Thoracic Surgery Residents--those in programs at this time, as well as those matched to residency positions for the upcoming year.
August 2, 2006
April 26, 2006
Every other year, the University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center holds a reunion in Ann Arbor for “graduates” of our program. Many former patients and their families return from around the country and it’s always a thrill for all of us to see them again and catch up on their lives.
December 13, 2005
I am pleased to provide my reflections on what is now forty years of practicing cardiothoracic surgery.
December 6, 2005
At the dawn of your medical career and the twilight of mine, I feel obliged to reflect upon the unusual privileges that society accords to our very special profession.
July 25, 2005
I stood about six feet from the radiant warming bed, behind the nurses and residents who were crowded around, each playing a role in the drama reenacted from time to time in this intensive care unit. They were resuscitating a neonate in cardiopulmonary arrest.
July 8, 2005
Thoracic Surgery is changing rapidly and will not be what it once was ever again, but it remains a vibrant field with many challenges and one where the ability to change lives and hold a position of respect within ones community and peers has never been greater.
June 7, 2005
I rarely sit down and reflect on the joys and value that a career in cardiothoracic surgery brings to my life. I seem instead to be thinking about what I’m doing.

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